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Hanesbrands Inc.

Fabric Technician - New York, NY

Hanesbrands Inc. - New York City, NY

OverviewPosition assists in researching fabric trends in the marketplace and driving development of new fabrics that are in keeping with these trends. Position will assist in setting specification and qualifying fabrics to execute the appropriate design interpretation, as well as, the technical performance characteristics to meet end use requirements. In conjunction with internal and external manufacturing sources, incumbent will populate the HbI fabric library with trend right and product specific fabrics, while supporting ongoing seasonal development of fabrics as required.Responsibilities
Assist in the research, recommendation and suggest direction of new/innovative fabrics with a focus on driving fabric development that support a specific HbI business unit(s). Tracks fabric development concept to a production ready state.
With direction from Design, assist in the identification of new fabric development ideas through existing and new mills, libraries and from scratch (inclusive of fabric, seasonal and novelty fabrications and fabric-type trims,) to deliver on seasonal business plan objectives.
Assists in developing, qualifying and setting performance specifications for all fabrics. Post on HbI team site for global access.
Populate trend and platform fabrics in the HANESbrands fabric library for designers and merchandisers to utilize.
Develop and maintain material database and all status reports in HANESbrands systems. (Includes the fabric development matrix with information on all developed fabric, and a sample plan by quantity and colors.)
Suggest leveraging fabrics between brands whenever possible to maximize cost competitiveness.
Stay current with new technologies, processes, etc. in the textile industry.
Suggests new fabrics for assigned product lines, as well as, across HANESbrands.
Understand and ensure adherence to the product development timetable milestones for new material developments
Assist in the transfer of all product information to the factory liaison.
Provide input into seasonal fabric and trim trends by attending industry trade shows, forecast services and market shopping.
Prepare fabric development package for distribution to HBI hubs and mills.
With the direction from design, identify fabrics options that meet designs needs at target price points, established by Product Development.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
BS Textiles or related field with 2-4 years' experience or 7 years' experience without degree
Limited fabric manufacturing experience and/or prior research and development experience in fabric development/technology
Moderate level of awareness regarding knit and woven
Must possess the ability to handle multiple projects and utilize time management skills.
Candidate must possess excellent communication/interpersonal skills as they will be required to work closely with the US and global team and vendors/manufacturers in various countries.
Limited travel.
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa statusEOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/DisabledOnly applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly: Telephone: 877.999.5553Email: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

4 days 21 hours ago

Hanesbrands Inc.


Fabric Technician - New York, NY Hanesbrands Inc. - New York City, NY, United States


Location: New York City, NY

Company Profile:
HanesBrands is a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel under some of the world's strongest apparel brands. Our innerwear and activewear apparel brands include Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Maidenform, Flexees, JMS/Just My Size, barely there, Wonderbra and Gear for Sports. In addition, our international brands include Zorba, Sol y Oro, Rinbros, Track N Field and Ritmo.